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Convergent evolution of seed dispersal by ants, and phylogeny and biogeography in flowering plants: A global survey
Abstract Seed dispersal is a fundamental life history trait in plants. Although the recent surge of interest in seed dispersal by ants (myrmecochory) has added greatly to knowledge on the ecology ofExpand
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Ants: Bio-indicators of minesite rehabilitation, land-use, and land conservation
In terms of their numerical abundance, size, and species richness, ants are a prominent taxonomic group in many terrestrial ecosystems This, and the fact that ants occupy higher trophic levels andExpand
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A keystone ant species promotes seed dispersal in a “diffuse” mutualism
In order to understand the dynamics of co-evolution it is important to consider spatial variation in interaction dynamics. We examined the relative importance of ant activity, diversity and speciesExpand
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Animals in Primary Succession. The Role of Fauna in Reclaimed Lands.
Part 1 General introduction to topic: fauna studies and land reclamation technology, a review of the history and need for such studies, J.D.Majer. Part 2 Functional aspects of fauna in reclaimedExpand
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Ants Sow the Seeds of Global Diversification in Flowering Plants
Background The extraordinary diversification of angiosperm plants in the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods has produced an estimated 250,000–300,000 living angiosperm species and has fundamentallyExpand
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Sampling Effort and Choice of Methods
A number of studies have qualitatively assessed the efficacy of diverse methods for sampling rainforest ground-dwelling ants, including pitfall traps (e.g., Adis 1979), Winkler extraction (e.g.,Expand
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Putting plant resistance traits on the map: a test of the idea that plants are better defended at lower latitudes.
• It has long been believed that plant species from the tropics have higher levels of traits associated with resistance to herbivores than do species from higher latitudes. A meta-analysis recentlyExpand
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Correlations between physical and chemical defences in plants: tradeoffs, syndromes, or just many different ways to skin a herbivorous cat?
Most plant species have a range of traits that deter herbivores. However, understanding of how different defences are related to one another is surprisingly weak. Many authors argue that defenceExpand
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Documenting the terrestrial invertebrate fauna of Barrow Island, Western Australia
An intensive survey of terrestrial invertebrates was undertaken on Barrow Island, off the north-west coast of Western Australia, over a 5-year period from 2005 to 2009. The study was conducted asExpand
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